Thursday, February 7, 2013

Carly Rae Jepsen, the Grammys, and Me! Sort of.

Earrings: Swarovski donut crystals with sterling-silver hoops, by LXandra
I love asking women about their jewelry. There's always a story. This is the story of these earrings and their odd connection to the Grammy Awards. My six degrees of separation story.

It's also a tale of three generations of women, some related, some not, all creative and lovers of beauty.
I was leaving one of my local cafes when I spotted this woman's earrings and liked them. Being the type I am, I went up to her and asked her about them.

Bracelet by LXandra
She immediately opened up and began waxing eloquent about LXandra, who had made both her earrings and her bracelet. I actually like the bracelet more than the earrings. I learned later that it is handwoven, with a Swarovski crystal as a button. Is it clothing or a bracelet, a bracelet or a cuff? I like that ambiguity.

Since I enjoyed this woman's style, with her silk scarf and blouse and her matching but not "matchy matchy" jewelry, I wanted to use these photos in a blog post. So I tracked down LXandra to see if the pieces are indeed hers. They are.

But here's the weird part.

I don't know who made her dress but I wish I did. Love the little Peter Pan collar.
She just happens to be the mother of Carly Rae Jepsen. You know, the "Call Me Maybe" gal? Yeah. She's her mother.

Earrings: LXandra. She hasn't picked which ones yet but I vote for the ones in the centre.
And when I contacted her, she was in the process of making the jewelry that she (and maybe Carly too) will be wearing to the Grammys. 

I had a fashion scoop!!!

Okay, it's only a small "s" scoop, sure, and I admit that I really don't follow pop music or the Grammys but it is kind of fun for my little style blog to have this odd little connection to one of the biggest fashion events of the year.

So I bet you're wondering what she's going to wear, right? LXandra, not Carly.

Dress by Ruth! See below.
She's going to wear this really great sparkly dress...

... which was made 50 years ago for ballroom dancing, by her obviously stylin' mother-in-law, Ruth Lanzarotta. The whole sweet tale is here

And she's going to wear these shoes! Her husband picked them, bless him. 

God I wish I could still wear heels but my disability makes that impossible. If I could, I'd wear these.

Sooo, three generations of women, a sort of connection to the Grammys, and little ol' me... All from just asking a woman about her earrings.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Ask women, especially older women, about their jewelry. You won't be disappointed. There's always a story. 

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